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Watermelon effectively lowers BP
A pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for August 1, 2009

AIDS patients proneness to HPV-related cancers increases as immunosuppression grows
An Indian-origin researcher in America has found that AIDS patients are more prone to human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers than others, and that this risk increases with increasing immunosuppression. ANI

Indian-origin scientist about to unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases
An Indian-origin professor at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering may be very close to unravelling the mystery behind the origin of many diseases, such as cancer. ANI

Blood stem cells programmed to become vision cells
Scientists at the University of Florida have announced that they have successfully programmed bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, moving a step closer to developing a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people. ANI

Besides breastfeeding, massage helps boost mother-baby bond
Massaging not only helps develop a babys muscles, it also allows the infant to feel and sense his or her mothers affections via her fingers, says a leading expert. ANI

Black tea can help fight diabetes
Besides boosting the immune system, black tea can be used to control diabetes, according to a new study. ANI

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